The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Stress Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Stress Testing
UK / England
Rank 533 533 471
Rank change year-on-year 0 -62  
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 52 82 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.20% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 85
Median daily rate £525 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +35.15% -24.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

Stress Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Stress Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Stress Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Stress Testing in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Stress Testing in England

Stress Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Stress Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 38 £600 +9.09% 7
West Midlands - 5 £463 -
East Midlands -3 3 £485 - 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £375 -15.01% 4
South West +3 2 £373 -9.69%
South East +5 1 £440 +46.66% 1
Stress Testing
UK

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Stress Testing.

1 49 (52.13%) Finance
2 45 (47.87%) Banking
3 26 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (23.40%) Market Risk
5 20 (21.28%) Big Data
6 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
6 19 (20.21%) SQL
7 18 (19.15%) Oracle
7 18 (19.15%) Credit Risk
8 14 (14.89%) Degree
8 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (14.89%) Project Management
9 13 (13.83%) C++
9 13 (13.83%) Java
9 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
9 13 (13.83%) Analytics
10 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (12.77%) Scrum
11 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (11.70%) QA
11 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
11 11 (11.70%) REST
11 11 (11.70%) Planning and Forecasting
12 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
12 10 (10.64%) QlikView
12 10 (10.64%) Change Management
12 10 (10.64%) LoadRunner
13 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
13 9 (9.57%) .NET
13 9 (9.57%) Python

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.57%) Apache Spark
2 7 (7.45%) Apache Solr
3 4 (4.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.26%) Drupal
4 2 (2.13%) SAS
4 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) BGP
1 4 (4.26%) MPLS
1 4 (4.26%) OSPF
1 4 (4.26%) PPP
2 3 (3.19%) HSRP
2 3 (3.19%) SSH
3 2 (2.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.06%) DSL
4 1 (1.06%) Extranet
4 1 (1.06%) Firewall
4 1 (1.06%) Intranet
4 1 (1.06%) IOS XR
4 1 (1.06%) IPsec
4 1 (1.06%) Junos
4 1 (1.06%) L2TP
4 1 (1.06%) SAN
4 1 (1.06%) SNMP
4 1 (1.06%) X.21
4 1 (1.06%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) Big Data
2 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.64%) QlikView
4 9 (9.57%) Apache Hive
4 9 (9.57%) Hadoop
4 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
5 7 (7.45%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (7.45%) HBase
5 7 (7.45%) Impala
6 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.26%) MySQL
8 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.06%) OLTP
8 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) LoadRunner
2 8 (8.51%) JMeter
3 7 (7.45%) JIRA
4 6 (6.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.26%) Toad
6 3 (3.19%) Moq
6 3 (3.19%) MSTest
6 3 (3.19%) NUnit
6 3 (3.19%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.13%) Selenium
7 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (52.13%) Finance
2 45 (47.87%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.32%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Front Office
5 4 (4.26%) Retail
6 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.06%) Billing
8 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Analyst
2 18 (19.15%) Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Business Analyst
4 15 (15.96%) Risk Analyst
5 11 (11.70%) Risk Business Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Architect
6 10 (10.64%) Credit Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (7.45%) Hadoop Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Scala Developer
9 7 (7.45%) Test Analyst
10 6 (6.38%) Market Risk Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) DBA
11 5 (5.32%) Tester
12 4 (4.26%) Banking Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) Banking Business Analyst
12 4 (4.26%) MySQL DBA
12 4 (4.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) REST
2 9 (9.57%) .NET
3 8 (8.51%) RESTful
4 7 (7.45%) Apache Avro
4 7 (7.45%) HTML
5 6 (6.38%) CSS
5 6 (6.38%) Web Services
6 5 (5.32%) XML
7 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (3.19%) NumPy
7 3 (3.19%) ODBC
7 3 (3.19%) Pandas
7 3 (3.19%) SOAP
7 3 (3.19%) WCF
7 3 (3.19%) WPF
8 2 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.06%) Dropwizard
9 1 (1.06%) EDI
9 1 (1.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Market Risk
2 18 (19.15%) Credit Risk
3 10 (10.64%) Computer Science
4 9 (9.57%) Derivative
5 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (8.51%) Grid Computing
6 4 (4.26%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.26%) iPad
6 4 (4.26%) Replication
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Linux
2 4 (4.26%) CentOS
2 4 (4.26%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
3 14 (14.89%) Project Management
3 14 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.83%) Analytics
4 13 (13.83%) Performance Testing
5 12 (12.77%) Scrum
5 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.70%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (11.70%) Planning and Forecasting
7 10 (10.64%) Change Management
8 9 (9.57%) Data Architecture
8 9 (9.57%) Validation
8 9 (9.57%) Visualisation
9 8 (8.51%) Business Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) DevOps
9 8 (8.51%) SDLC
9 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 7 (7.45%) API Design
10 7 (7.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.21%) SQL
2 13 (13.83%) C++
2 13 (13.83%) Java
3 9 (9.57%) Python
3 9 (9.57%) Scala
4 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.38%) C#
6 4 (4.26%) VBA
7 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.19%) VB
7 3 (3.19%) VB6
8 2 (2.13%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.13%) R
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) CFA
3 2 (2.13%) ACCA
3 2 (2.13%) CIMA
3 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) CCNP
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PhD
4 1 (1.06%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 7 (7.45%) IFRS
2 7 (7.45%) IFRS 9
3 4 (4.26%) IAS 39
4 3 (3.19%) Basel III
4 3 (3.19%) CRD IV
4 3 (3.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (3.19%) PMO
5 2 (2.13%) COREP
6 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.06%) FINREP
6 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) HDFS
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (7.45%) Oozie
3 3 (3.19%) Webmin
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Oracle
2 8 (8.51%) HP
3 7 (7.45%) Cloudera
4 4 (4.26%) Guidewire
5 3 (3.19%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco
6 1 (1.06%) EMC
6 1 (1.06%) F5
6 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.06%) Juniper
6 1 (1.06%) Mitel
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.06%) SAP
6 1 (1.06%) Teradata
6 1 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) Workday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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